Dakota Wesleyan University has four golfers within three strokes of the lead after the first round of the Siouxland Invite after yesterday at The Ridge Golf Club in Sioux Center Iowa. Mitchell native Cade Carpenter carded a 1-under-par 70 in the first round. The junior’s play helped one of two DWU teams entered to second place. The DWU ‘blue’ team shot 3-over-par and sits five strokes behind Morningside for the lead. The DWU ‘white’ team is in ninth place after posting a 29-over-par. Tony Hayes is tied for fourth with a 71, one stroke behind Carpenter and Bennett Lundy and Justice Morrison are part of a four-way tie for eighth at 1-over-par 72. The Siouxland Invite concludes today with the second round at Landsmeer Golf Course in Orange City, Iowa.
The Dakota Wesleyan women’s golf teams are last in a five-team field after the first round of the Bellevue Fall Invite in Bellevue Nebraska. The Tigers shot an 81-over-par 369 after the first day at Platteview Golf Club, trailing fourth-place Briar Cliff by 35 strokes. William Penn leads the pack with a 37-over-par 325. Ronae Klein and Megan Hinker led DWU, tying for 15th after each shot a 17-over-par 89. Mitchell native Ashley Zimmer sits in 19th with a 21-over-par 93, while Jordan Glanzer is 25th with a 26-over-par 98, one stroke ahead of teammate Jayden Bormann. DWU continues play in the Bellevue Fall Invite with the second round today.
The Mitchell Kernel girl’s tennis team rolled over SF Roosevelt yesterday at Hitchcock Park, easily winning the match 7-2 . Powered by the lower flights, the Kernels only dropped two matches in the win. The Rough Riders won Flight 1 singles and doubles, but the Kernels didn’t drop a set in any other match. The Kernels, 9-3 overall, are back in action on Thursday at Sioux Falls Washington starting at 4:00pm. Saturday the Kernels will host a middle school jamboree event starting at 10:00am.
Dakota Wesleyan University football had a pair of players honored by the Great Plains Athletic Conference this week after defeating Presentation College 44-0 in its home opener on Saturday. Former Howard Tiger and Tiger running back Luke Loudenburg was named the GPAC offensive player of the week, while kicker/punter Tate Gale received the honor on special teams. Loudenburg rushed for 173 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in the Tigers’ win. He also caught a touchdown pass to go with his 38 receiving yards. His 336 rushing yards and four touchdowns both lead the GPAC through the first two weeks of the season. Gale went 3-for-3 on field goals and 5-for-5 on extra points in the win. He made field goals from 17, 21 and 30 yards out, moving his season mark to 4-for-5. He also averaged 30.8 yards per punt on five attempts. He had a 51-yard punt, too. The Tigers head to Sioux City Iowa this week to play at Briar Cliff with kick-off slated for 1:00pm Saturday. The Tigers return home to host Northwestern on September 21st at Joe Quintal.
The Mitchell Kernel volleyball team, 1-4 overall, will be on the road again tonight as they head to Brandon to play at the Lynx of Brandon Valley. Varsity match time is slated for 7:00pm with the Pre-Match starting at 6:50pm with Travis Kriens on KORN News radio FM 101-3, AM 1490 and on-line at kornradio.com. After tonight the Kernels will host SF O’Gorman Saturday.
This week on the Wednesday Night Coaches Corner Show at Lakeview Golf Course will have two special guests this week. Brent Olson of Mount Vernon/Plankinton football and Jeff VanLeur of Bridgewater/Emery/Ethan football. Also, on the show will be Deb Thill, Kent VanoverSchelde and Ross Cimpl. The WNCC starts at 6:30pm this week from Lakeview Golf Course with the Mitchell QB Club Meeting to follow at 7:30pm. A free meal to all paid members of the QB Club will be available this week. Membership fees to join the QB Club is a one-time fee of $25 and that includes two free meals and beverages all sports season. The WNCC and QB Club after this week will meet at the Depot in the Freight Room every Wednesday night.
The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team, 10-1 overall and 0-1 in the GPAC, return to conference action against Briar Cliff University, 10-3 overall and 1-0 in the conference, at 7:30pm on Wednesday in Sioux City, Iowa. Saturday the Tigers host #20 ranked Jamestown College at the Christen Family Wellness Center on campus with varsity match to start at 3:00pm.
Thursday the Kernel cross country teams will be back in action in Aberdeen starting at 3:00pm. Kernel soccer will be in Watertown on Thursday with the girl’s game at 3:00pm and the boys at 5:00pm. Friday the Kernel boys golf team will be in Yankton at Hillcrest Golf Course for an invite that starts at 10:00am.
Friday night the Kernel football team, 1-1 overall, will hit the road to beautiful Spearfish to play at the Spartans for Friday night football. The Spartans are 0-2 with two losses to Yankton and Custer. Mitchell is coming off a tough last-minute loss at SF Christian last week. Kick-off is slated for 7:00pm Central Time and pre-game set for 6:30pm Central time on KORN News Radio Friday night.
The Q107-3 Football Game of the Week will be a great one Friday night in Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon/Plankinton and Jesse Hastings host Brady Hawkins and Bridgewater/Emery/Ethan in a game that pits two ranked teams in Class 11B football.
The third-ranked South Dakota State football team, 1-1 overall, will continue their homestand by hosting Drake on Saturday with kickoff set for 1:00pm. Pre-game on KORN News Radio is slated for Noon Saturday from DJD Stadium in Brookings. Saturday is the second of four straight home games for the Jacks.
The USD Coyote football team, 0-2 overall, will host Houston Baptist in the Dakota Dome in Vermillion on Saturday with kick-off slated for 2:00pm.
The John Stiegelmeier Radio Show airs every Monday night from Cubby’s Sports Bar and Grill in downtown Brookings from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on KORN News Radio. The hour-long show, hosted by Tyler Merriam, can be heard on FM 101.3, AM 1490 and on-line at kornradio.com. The program airs LIVE throughout the season every Monday night. In addition to Coach Stig, guests will include other Jackrabbit football coaches and student-athletes all season.